LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – During the holiday season troops overseas are fighting for our safety and missing the festivities back home.
To help send some cheer to those troops Louisville Elks Lodge #8 is collecting items to place in care packages for men and women serving on coastal patrol boats in the Persian Gulf.
The officials said the lodge has been doing the drive for years but this year donations are low and they need help - especially with items like movies or games.
Ladies Auxiliary Maggie Edwards said, "They're really happy to have those donations come through for entertainment, but also things like crossword puzzles or playing cards, or anything that can keep them motivated and stimulated."
Veterans Committee Chairman Martin Harbolt said, "That means the world to these guys that are out there deployed especially during Christmas time."
The Elks Lodge has 300 boxes to send to our troops through the end of December.
They are in need the following items:
- Drink mixes
- Personal hygiene products
- Feminine hygiene products
- Baby wipes
- Baby powder
- Holiday themed items
- Pens and stationary
Donations can be dropped off at Louisville Elks Lodge #8, located at 2824 Klondike Lane.